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Thanjavur Art plates

Thanjavur art plates are traditional metal craft of Tamilnadu with its intricated workmanship and value.


The popular Thanjavur Art plates feature designs of deities, birds, flower and geometric patterns beaten out from the back of copper and silver sheets. These are then encrusted on a brass round plate, tray or pot (Kudam) or cup (panchapathra).


Generally the designs follow a theme, mythological or non-religious and some times special motifs of requirement.


Nowadays apart from the Brass plate base the silver foils with embossed motifs being seated on laminated shields on wooden base and covered with transparent vinyl rounds.


Usually the art plates made in the shape of round plates as wall hangings and mounted on a wooden base in a variety of ways and are extensively used as mementoes or giveaways. These wooden bases made in the shape of temple tower or in floral shape.


The main impact of the Art plate is that it was made of little silver in the form of thin foil which gives a rich look as if it is a total silver memento.


The art of making Thanjavur Art Plate in extremely intricate and calls for a perfect team of experts in the Art Plate Production Center of Poompuhar at Thanjavur and these Art Plates are available at Poompuhar’s Sales Showrooms all over the Country.